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The historical development of Presbyterian ordination polity as background to the gay and lesbian ordination debate in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Roch F. Vermaak
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 31, No 1 | a50 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v31i1.50 | © 2010 Roch F. Vermaak | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 July 2009 | Published: 23 September 2010

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The United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. and the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. united in 1983 to form the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Since 1978, these three denominations have been involved in an ongoing debate regarding same-gender relationships. Subsequently, General Assemblies and General Assembly Permanent Judicial Commissions (GAPJC)


Adopting Act of 1729;


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